Janus Launches Janus SG Global Quality Income ETF (SGQI)

DENVER, Dec. 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Janus Capital Group, Inc., (NYSE:JNS) today announced the launch of Janus SG Global Quality Income ETF (NASDAQ:SGQI), a global equity income exchange traded fund (ETF), which aims to provide consistent income – especially important in today's low interest rate, low yield environment.

The ETF seeks investment results that correspond generally to the performance, before fees and expenses, of the SGI Global Quality Income Index, which is designed to track the performance of quality companies with attractive and sustainable dividends.

The Janus SG Global Quality Income ETF seeks to invest in quality, non-financial companies in developed countries with a free-float-adjusted market capitalization that is at least $3 billion and a dividend yield of four percent or more.

“We are committed to helping clients build portfolios which have the potential to outperform or reduce risk relative to market cap weighted alternatives, and when it comes to the search for yield, finding quality income should be a key component,” said Nick Cherney, Senior Vice President and Head of Exchange Traded Products for Janus Capital Group. “The SGI Global Quality Income Index has been the underlying index for an ETF in Europe for more than three years, and we’re pleased to bring this strategy to the U.S. market.”

Societe Generale’s proprietary SGI Global Quality Income Index applies a rules-based approach to assessing companies on a range of factors, including return on assets, debt ratios, gross margin, profitability, balance sheet strength and credit metrics. It seeks to determine those with the financial fundamentals and sustainable business models necessary to provide income through a reliable stream of dividends.

About Janus Capital Group Inc.

Janus Capital Group Inc. (JCG) is a global investment firm dedicated to delivering better outcomes for clients through a broad range of investment solutions, including fixed income, equity, alternative and multi-asset class strategies. It does so through a number of distinct asset management platforms, including investment teams within Janus Capital Management LLC (Janus), as well as INTECH Investment Management LLC (INTECH), Perkins Investment Management LLC (Perkins) and Kapstream Capital Pty Limited (Kapstream), in addition to a suite of exchange-traded products. Each team brings distinct asset class expertise, perspective, style-specific experience and a disciplined approach to risk. Investment strategies are offered through open-end funds domiciled in both the U.S. and offshore, as well as through separately managed accounts, collective investment trusts and exchange-traded products. Based in Denver, JCG has offices located in 12 countries throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. The firm had complex-wide assets under management and Exchange Traded Note assets totaling $198.9 billion as of September 30, 2016.

Please consider the charges, risks, expenses, and investment objectives carefully before investing. For a prospectus containing this and other information, please call 877.33JANUS (52687) or download the file from janus.com/ETFs. Read it carefully before you invest or send money.

OBJECTIVE: Janus SG Global Quality Income ETF (SGQI) seeks investment results that correspond generally to the performance, before fees and expenses, of an index which is designed to track the stocks of quality companies globally with attractive and sustainable dividends.

Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal and fluctuation of value. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. There is no assurance the stated objective(s) will be met.

There is no assurance that tracking the underlying index will capture quality companies with attractive and sustainable dividend yields. There is no guarantee that dividends will be paid.

Foreign securities are subject to currency fluctuations, political and economic uncertainty, increased volatility and lower liquidity, all of which are magnified in emerging markets.

Smaller capitalization companies may be less stable and more susceptible to adverse developments, and their securities may be more volatile and less liquid than larger capitalization companies.

The ETF is new and has less than one year of operating history.

Shares of ETFs are bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the Fund. Market returns are based upon the midpoint of the bid/ask spread at 4:00 p.m. Eastern time (when NAV is normally determined for most ETFs), and do not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times. Ordinary brokerage commissions apply and will reduce returns.

ETF shares are not individually redeemable and owners of the shares may acquire those shares from the Fund and tender those shares for redemption to the Fund in Creation Units only.

SGI Global Quality Income Index includes stocks selected from an investment universe of non-financial companies having a free-float adjusted market capitalization that is at least $3 billion, times an adjustment factor, from developed countries and which meet certain criteria for quality, balance sheet risk, and dividend yield. An investment cannot be made directly in an index.

ETFs distributed by ALPS Distributors, Inc. Mutual funds distributed by Janus Distributors LLC. ALPS is not affiliated with Janus, INTECH, Perkins, Kapstream or VelocityShares. Janus, INTECH and Perkins are registered trademarks of Janus International Holding LLC. © Janus International Holding LLC.

“Societe Generale,” “SGI” and “SGI Global Quality Income Index” are service marks of Societe Generale and have been licensed for use by Janus Capital Group, Inc.

The SGI Global Quality Income Index (the “Index”) is the property of Societe Generale and is used under license. The Janus SG Global Quality Income ETF is not sponsored, endorsed, or promoted by Societe Generale. Neither Societe Generale nor any of its affiliates have passed on the Janus SG Global Quality Income ETF as to its legality or suitability, and such parties make no warranties nor bear any liability with respect to the Janus SG Global Quality Income ETF. Neither Societe Generale nor any of its affiliates acts as an investment adviser or fiduciary with respect to the Janus SG Global Quality Income ETF, Janus Capital Group, Inc. or the SGI Global Quality Income Index.

The Index is the exclusive property of Societe Generale, which has contracted with Solactive AG (“Solactive”) to maintain and calculate the Index. Solactive shall have no liability for any errors or omissions in calculating the Index.

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Media Contact: Taylor Smith, 303‐336‐5031 Taylor.Smith@janus.com Investor Contact: John Groneman, 303‐336‐7466 John.Groneman@janus.com

Source:Janus Capital Group Inc.